Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$30.00 - $35.00 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 4-8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Friday

#129907 CHEAR Behavioral Health Interventionist 2- Hybrid

Filing Deadline: Thu 5/30/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

This position is a contract/limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/20/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/30/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite on Campus and remote.


The Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research in the Department of Pediatrics conducts various behavioral-therapy studies aiming to decrease binge eating, overeating, and obesity among children, adolescents, and adults. The Center also conducts community programs targeting binge eating, overeating, obesity and other eating disorders and provides clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults referred from UCSD, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, and other organizations.

This position provides support to behavioral based research studies, community programs, and/or clinical services aimed at improving health, with a primary focus on changing eating behavior and weight reduction. Diverse populations are targeted including men, women, children, minorities, other high risk populations, and their caregivers. Under supervision, incumbent will support the research projects by conducting clinical interviews and intervention and treatment activities based on novel treatments, cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. The incumbent may also provide variety of psychological services such as individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, crisis intervention, clinical consultation. This position requires gathering and maintaining detailed and accurate information on interviews and sessions with assigned study participants/patients according to protocols and procedures for protecting human subjects.

Services may be delivered in person or remotely based on service needs and at the discretion of program leadership.

Uses professional concepts. Applies campus and health science policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, or a Bachelor's degree in related area plus two(2) years of related experience/training.

  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards.

  • Assessment, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with a diverse client group.

  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated experience implementing cultural sensitivity to workplace situations.

  • Computer literacy and word processing skills with experience using database management and presentation softwares. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, email, Internet use.

  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Spanish language fluency.

  • Demonstrated experience working with research study participants and knowledge of human subjects guidelines, working with community program participants, and/or clinic patients.

  • Knowledge of business software and specialized applications/systems used in behavioral health settings.

  • Ability to perform intake evaluations.

  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights.

  • Demonstrated experience developing patient educational materials and resources.

  • Demonstrated experience working in the area of obesity, eating behavior, psychology, social work, and/or nutrition.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Availability to work evenings.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: Unclassified - No data available (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: Unclassified - No data available

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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